[rabbitmq-discuss] rabbitmq memory grows with queue size

Chuck Remes cremes.devlist at mac.com
Thu Jun 11 23:46:36 BST 2009

On Jun 11, 2009, at 5:29 PM, Jack Moffitt wrote:

> Perhaps I missed a config option, but I am running out of memory on
> the machines running rabbitmq-server.
> I have two queues and two fanout exchanges (each queue is bound to one
> of the exchanges).   As the queue size grows so does memory use, even
> though both queues are durable. and the messages persistent.  Does
> rabbitmq require everything in memory as well even for persistent
> queues?

Regardless of queue type or settings, RabbitMQ stores all messages in  
memory. There is work on a new "persister" ongoing in one of the  
development branches to resolve this limitation. As far as I know  
there hasn't been any date set for its release, but it should be  
sometime this year.


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